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Last minute packing...

elphaba1elphaba1 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited August 2009 in College Life
Are any of you guys still packing? Do you have any last minute tips? I'm going to be living in a double with one other girl, kinda nervous about that arrangement. Anyway I'm going off of the list here (http://collegechecklist.yolasite.com/checklist.php) but please (please) shout out anything I might forget!! Thanks CC!
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Replies to: Last minute packing...

  • smithiegrsmithiegr Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
    Cell phone/laptop/whatever chargers. Those always seem to get left behind.
  • icanreadicanread Registered User Posts: 508 Member
    Don't worry about packing! You can always shop for anything you may have forgotten to bring once you get to campus and settle in!

    But just going by that list, I would say bring an ethernet cord because wireless connection in dorm rooms can be questionable. And bring a Swiffer, a duster, and some Lysol because you'd want to scrub down your room before you put all your stuff in.
  • icedragonicedragon Registered User Posts: 2,170 Senior Member
    LOL, i'm doing it right now, but i started a week ago (rather my mom decided to become anbisous, and start packing without me knowing), at the moment i am finishing up my clothes that are in the washer *looks over at washer to see if its still going*, and then i'm going to pack that up as well.

    Umm, the only thing i might think you might forget are:

    sewing kit
    duct tape
    flash light
    light bulbs
    those color grabber things you put in with new clothes to keep them from bleeding onto your other ones (can you tell my mind is in laundry mode at the moment :D)
    spot remover for clothes

    I can't think of anything more, but i shall be back if i do!

    Ps. don't forget costers :P
  • MidwestMom2Kids_MidwestMom2Kids_ Registered User Posts: 6,673 Senior Member
    Icedragon's list is good. Not to stereotype but I think that boys tend to forget tweezers. :)

    One of my D's friends forgot to pack a backpack.

    Don't lose sleep over it; you can buy things you forgot.
  • Another_AdamAnother_Adam Registered User Posts: 513 Member
    Hell, I haven't even started packing yet! Move-in is in 2 days :P (I don't have much to bring. I'd imagine it's harder for girls than guys.)

    My advice would be to not bring things if you don't use them now. (IE If you don't iron your clothes now at home, don't bring an iron and ironing board. You won't iron in college.)
  • comiclovercomiclover Registered User Posts: 683 Member
    I just moved today and it was so stressful and hot and then I went and spent the day with my friend and just got back and nothing is unpacked and I have to put freaking furniture together and I am so tired and it's great to be back in the swing of things! :D

    My mom forgot to bring me a shelf. That's all I forgot.

    Actually, I didn't iron much at home but then my mom did my laundry and folded it. Now that I do it on my own it sits in my basket until I feel like hanging it up and I use my iron almost every day now.
  • DrashDrash Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    I haven't even started to pack yet. Move in day is in less than 2 weeks
  • Why Two KayWhy Two Kay Registered User Posts: 941 Member
    I haven't even started. I leave Friday. I don't see why I would need to start sooner than Thursday evening.

    It's easy: Pick up every thing I own, put in boxes/suitcases --> car. Done.
  • LasMaLasMa Registered User Posts: 10,847 Senior Member
    The linked list seems woefully incomplete to me. I would add:

    School supplies
    Index cards
    Scotch tape
    Rubber bands
    Desk lamp
    Blank CDs

    Laundry hamper
    Bed risers
    Dry erase board/cork board
    Under-bed storage bins
    Ziplock bags
    Wet wipes

    (For girls): Makeup, plucker, cotton balls/Q tips, nail polish/remover, hair dryer/iron, tampons/pads, hair accessories, body lotion

    Medicine cabinet
    Antibiotic ointment
    Cough drops
    ACE bandage
    Heating pad
  • a532a532 Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    LOL icedragon I'm sorry to point this out but when I read "anbisous" in your post I literally laughed out loud.
  • HisGraceFillsMeHisGraceFillsMe Registered User Posts: 4,782 Senior Member
    Bring a small toolkit. I made a lot of friends during move-in weekend because word spread that I had tools.

    Also bring any musical instruments you have, even if you don't play them well. They're a great conversation starter.
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